PHI 1043 Critical Thinking

This course introduces students to principles of informal reasoning, especially in practical contexts. Students will be familiarized with the major types of argument: deductive and inductive (including scientific and probabilistic arguments) and will be encouraged both to produce their own arguments as well as to critically appraise those found in the wild. Students will be encouraged to understand how clear argumentation can help to resolve culturally determined disagreements as well as to understand and avoid known cultural biases.